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In 2007, rated Maryland as the fifth "Greenest" state in the country behind three of the Pacific States and Vermont. Maryland ranks 40th in total energy consumption nationwide, and it managed less toxic waste per capita than all but six states in 2005. In April 2007 Maryland joined the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI)—a regional initiative formed by all of the Northeastern states, Washington DC, and three Canadian provinces to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.[1]

Maryland community action[edit | edit source]

Climate action[edit | edit source]

Chesapeake Climate Action Network

Community energy[edit | edit source]

Wikipedia: Solar power in Maryland is supported by the state's recent legislation regarding the Renewable Portfolio Standard and Solar Renewable Energy Credit program. The target for renewable energy as of 2012 is 20% by 2020, including 2% from solar power. According the Maryland Energy Administration, Maryland is exposed to approximately 5.3kWh per square meter of solar energy on a daily basis, and as of June 2012, the state has nearly 50,000 kW installed.

Cycling activism[edit | edit source]

Wikipedia: Bike paths in Maryland (category)

Education for sustainability[edit | edit source]

Wikipedia: List of nature centers in Maryland

Environment quality[edit | edit source]

Chesapeake Bay Trust

Sustainable transport activism[edit | edit source]

Wikipedia: Hiking trails in Maryland (category)

Resources[edit | edit source]

Apps for sustainability[edit | edit source]

Baltimore 311 enables real-time collaboration with citizens, “deputizing” mobile users to become the city’s eyes and ears. Citizens report potholes, graffiti, and other issues from anywhere in the city using their mobile phone

Citizens data initiative[edit | edit source]

Energy Data & Statistics for Maryland - Maryland BayStat - Open Baltimore, City of Baltimore's open data catalogue

News and comment[edit | edit source]


When Will Bikes Rule the City? May 19 [2]

“Maryland passes ban on fracking” by @samanthadpage, Mar 28 [3]

Upcycling Baltimore's vacant buildings tackles both empty houses and unemployment, by @eillieanzi, Feb 27 [4]


Maryland To Become First State In U.S. To Ban Bee-Killing Pesticides! July 17 [5]


8-Year Fracking Moratorium Bill Introduced in Maryland as Californians Demand Real Climate Action, Febraury 6 [6]

Campaigns[edit | edit source]

We Demand Fair Development! Stop the Incinerator!

See also[edit | edit source]


External links[edit | edit source]

Wikipedia: Maryland

References[edit | edit source]